Eco-efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development

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MIT Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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This book outlines the principles of eco-efficiency and presents case studies of their application from a number of international companies, including 3M and the Dow Chemical Company.

The term "eco-efficiency" describes business activities that create economic value while reducing ecological impact and resource use. This book outlines the principles of eco-efficiency and presents case studies of their application from a number of international companies, including 3M and the Dow Chemical Company. It also discusses the value of partnerships--with other companies, business associations, communities, regulators, and environmental and other nongovernmental groups. In the conclusion, the authors argue that business must become more eco-efficient and that governments need to change the conditions under which business operates, including tax and regulatory regimes, to make them more conducive to eco-efficiency.

 

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Great reading. I kept telling myself that this book is written in 2000 and yet its implications still true in today's environment. It's not even scratched the surface yet. This book should be a required reading for MBA students, managers and others who have a great interest in sustainability. 

Contents

Ecoefficiency and Sustainable Development
1
Ecoefficiency and the Bottom Line
23
Defining and Measuring Ecoefficiency
47
Becoming Ecoefficient
91
Partnership for Ecoefficiency
135
Case Studies
169
A Leadership Role for Business
233
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DeSimone is Chair and CEO of 3M Company.

Popoff is Chairman of the Dow Chemical Company.

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